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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-12-2018, 8:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By hal2814
I think I’m going to try the Murray 150. I’m...

I think I’m going to try the Murray 150. I’m looking for a leftover 2017 or 2018 model before I pony up for a 2019 one but I’m not seeing a whole lot of extra stock anywheee this year. I really...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 10-10-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,511
Posted By hal2814
Pontoons are popular. This makes sense for that...

Pontoons are popular. This makes sense for that guy who just wants a pontoon but his kids are hassling him to get something they can surf behind. It also makes sense for people who don’t want a...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-01-2018, 7:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By hal2814
Is Humanoid strictly a direct seller? I went...

Is Humanoid strictly a direct seller? I went online to look at their Circus and Cameo and liked what I saw but they’re sold out of both.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-01-2018, 6:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By hal2814
Wakeboard suggestions for 40 year old boat rider

A few years ago I was riding about 50% park and 50% boat so I got a Slingshot Recoil which was a pretty good compromise at the time. These days I ride 100% boat and am looking for a new board. Id...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-11-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,005
Posted By hal2814
Here are some of my old 83 Ski Nautique I just...

Here are some of my old 83 Ski Nautique I just sold and of my "new" 1995 Super Sport.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-28-2018, 4:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,739
Posted By hal2814
Sorry I don’t have pics of my wake but there are...

Sorry I don’t have pics of my wake but there are lots of pics of 2001 Ski Nautique wake on the internet. It was the first real “budget” wakeboarding boat. It’s a smaller boat (20’01” with the swim...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-26-2018, 8:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,739
Posted By hal2814
Is $10k your whole budget? Whatever you buy in...

Is $10k your whole budget? Whatever you buy in that price range is probably going to need some work. I picked up an 83 Ski Nautiqie a couple of years ago for $4,000. After some minor engine work,...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-03-2018, 2:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By hal2814
I was sad to lose Cowtown. The equipment is...

I was sad to lose Cowtown. The equipment is still sitting there. I keep hoping someone will reopen it.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-11-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,254
Posted By hal2814
As far as hours, it really depends on the age of...

As far as hours, it really depends on the age of the boat and what they're asking for it. The older and cheaper a boat gets, the less hours matter as far as what you can get for one. I bought my 83...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,237
Posted By hal2814
Having a lot of money helps, but really the...

Having a lot of money helps, but really the answer for most people is financing. You can get 15-20 year loans on $100k boats so you're looking at probably about $650-$750 per month. That's not...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-07-2017, 7:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,032
Posted By hal2814
Interesting that the article mentions the...

Interesting that the article mentions the increased popularity of outboards but not the increased popularity of true inboards. Just as an armchair analyst, looking back at the boats I saw in the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-25-2017, 9:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,347
Posted By hal2814
I used to love Cowtown wake park in Fort Worth. ...

I used to love Cowtown wake park in Fort Worth. It closed I think two years ago. There was some flooding that closed them for a couple of months and they just never re-opened. It was supposed to...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-18-2017, 1:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,537
Posted By hal2814
I think trying to get a good wake/surf boat into...

I think trying to get a good wake/surf boat into a smaller package is a good idea. This is shorter than my SN2001 and you can surf it. That alone is pretty impressive. It also uses a Cursader...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-21-2017, 2:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,259
Posted By hal2814
You keep talking up that Prostar 190 and they are...

You keep talking up that Prostar 190 and they are beautiful, reliable boats. But the Prostar 190 isn't just "more of a dedicated ski boat." It's the best slalom boat on the planet. And it does...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-30-2017, 8:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,235
Posted By hal2814
When I find myself annoyed by regulars I ask...

When I find myself annoyed by regulars I ask myself why they're still regulars. Back when I was married the wife hated going out on the boat and pretty much all of the boat maintenance and cleanup...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-15-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,851
Posted By hal2814
The biggest question is "Can your alternator keep...

The biggest question is "Can your alternator keep up with the draw?" If not, dual batteries won't help. You can wire the batteries straight parallel but the more common method for marine setups is...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-08-2017, 1:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,720
Posted By hal2814
My 1983 Ski Nautique had an original MSRP of...

My 1983 Ski Nautique had an original MSRP of about $18,000. Adjusted for inflation, that is about $45,000. For that $45k, you got a short, narrow closed bow 5-seater. No ballast, no stereo, no...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-02-2017, 7:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,824
Posted By hal2814
I personally use a $35 USB-powered GPS speedo I...

I personally use a $35 USB-powered GPS speedo I got at Amazon. It's not gauge shaped. Instead of replacing a gauge, I just use some 3M Command Strip to attach it to the dash. It's been fantastic...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-01-2017, 7:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,009
Posted By hal2814
A single click or clicking?

A single click or clicking?
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-28-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,890
Posted By hal2814
I took a long break from wakeboarding and came...

I took a long break from wakeboarding and came back riding cable a couple of years ago. Last year, I got a boat for the first time in a long time. I'll also jump on the Recoil bandwagon. It's my...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-21-2017, 6:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,554
Posted By hal2814
As others have pointed out, it's really ramp and...

As others have pointed out, it's really ramp and trailer dependent. Both of my bunks just barely have to be completely submerged to get the boat all they way on easily on my current (somewhat...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-18-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,889
Posted By hal2814
Lots of people in Florida have dogs. I think...

Lots of people in Florida have dogs. I think gators are not as big an issue as you may suspect. Out of your list, Austin has a hot real estate market and easily the longest riding season. It also...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-18-2017, 7:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,536
Posted By hal2814
Dry suit used prices are kind of all over the...

Dry suit used prices are kind of all over the place. I picked up a Bare back in February for $250 with good seals. O'Neill is cheaper to get seals replaced so you have that going for you. You may...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-23-2017, 8:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,558
Posted By hal2814
This off season I added a dual battery setup. I...

This off season I added a dual battery setup. I probably didn't need it but I'm paranoid about my stereo and ballast pumps draining too much charge to start the engine so the peace of mind was worth...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-28-2017, 7:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,842
Posted By hal2814
Cowtown Wakepark in Fort Worth was mine but they...

Cowtown Wakepark in Fort Worth was mine but they closed over a year ago due to flooding. Republic Wakepark opened at the very end of summer in the same spot so I guess they are my home park now but...
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